A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or other. The most popular use of a TXT record is to add your site to a search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides info about the web traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this sort of a record serves as proof that you are the domain name owner and they'll supply the content that you ought to include as the value when you set up the record. Another application of a TXT record is to confirm that an email message is sent by the domain address owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send out junk e-mail making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You could add any other information which you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.